Continuing Education

Christine Dubois

Christine Dubois

Christine Dubois is an award-winning writer and editor who has published more than 450 articles in 45 different magazines and newspapers. She teaches writing workshops at North Seattle and Cascadia community colleges, as well as for local businesses. Her warmth, knowledge, and enthusiasm make her a popular instructor.

Together with her husband, screenwriter/storyteller Steven E. Bourne, she owns and runs TURTLEDOVE WRITERS. Her professional experience includes: 10 years as Communications Director for The South 47 Farm, senior editor for View Publishing at Group Health Cooperative, assignment editor at KING-TV News, and more than 20 years as a freelance writer.

She has successfully tackled writing projects of all types, including articles, websites, ad copy, resumes, appeal letters, advertising copy, press releases, brochures, curriculum, scripts, reports, and publicity campaigns.

Dubois has a degree in Communications from the University of Washington and has received numerous awards from professional communications groups for excellence in writing and editing. In 1989 she received the Washington Press Association's Superior Performance Award for outstanding professional and community service contributions. She is a member of the National Writers Union.

Dubois is co-author, together with her husband, of “Waiting in Hope: Meditations for Expectant Parents.”

Read Christine's 3 Keys to Good Writing for practial ways to improve your writing.

Additional Info

Courses Taught

Business Writing Essentials

This course offers practical tips for producing professional-looking business documents. Learn the importance of writing for a specific audience and making the purpose and call to action clear.  Review  writing strategies for routine, persuasive, negative news, and personal messages. Then try your skill at hands-on exercises that reinforce the 5 C’s of good business writing—being concrete, clear, concise, courteous, and correct.

We 1pm–4pm Mar 7 (1 session) $79.00
On Campus: CC Bldg, Room 3455 (Main Campus, Map)
9600 College Way N Seattle WA 98103
Winter Quarter
Enroll Now

The Secrets of Powerful Writing

Good writing doesn't have to be hard—not if you know the secrets! Whatever you write—emails, reports, articles, newsletters, blogs, or personal journals—you’ll benefit from being able to express yourself clearly and directly on paper. In this hands-on workshop you'll learn to clarify your message, communicate complex information, avoid common mistakes, edit and proofread your writing, use proper grammar and punctuation, communicate on social and electronic media, and more.

Christine Dubois was recognized as one of the best Continuing Education instructors of 2016-2017.

Mo 6:30pm–8:30pm Jan 29Feb 12 (3 sessions) $99.00
On Campus: CC Bldg, Room 3446 (Main Campus, Map)
9600 College Way N Seattle WA 98103
Winter Quarter
Enroll Now

Writing a Short Memoir

Turn your life experiences—dramatic and everyday—into powerful short memoir. If you’ve wanted to write about your life but don’t have time now to tackle a book project, this class is for you! Tell the story of your life in bite-sized chunks. This class will lead you step-by-step through writing a short memoir piece: from selecting and reflecting on your experience, to writing and publishing your story. By the end of the class, you'll have a short memoir piece ready to publish.

Learn more about Writing a Short Memoir by visiting the CE blog.

Mo 6:30pm–8:30pm Feb 26Mar 12 (3 sessions) $99.00
On Campus: CC Bldg, Room 3350 (Main Campus, Map)
9600 College Way N Seattle WA 98103
Winter Quarter
Enroll Now